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All Around Rotary Podcast Episode 2 August 22, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International, Uncategorized.
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There’s no benefit to keeping successful membership development ideas confined to justRotaryPodcastIcon your club and no two Rotarians know that better than Matt Olson with the Rotary Club of Waukee and Steve Wieneke with the Rotary Club of Ankeny.  They readily share their successes with us during this month’s episode of All-Around Rotary.

Take a listen and let’s Grow Rotary.  If you’d like to learn more from either of our guests, contact them via e-mail at:  Matt Olson – olsonrotary@gmail.com or Steve Wieneke – sawieneke@gmail.com

Feel free to let us know what you think or ideas on how we can better use this medium to benefit District 6000 and Rotary over all.

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

 

All Around Rotary Podcast Episode 1 July 23, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International, Uncategorized.
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We are so excited to share our new podcast with all Rotarians of District 6000 and beyond. Our hope is that this new and innovative way of sharing information will be of benefit to you and your Club throughout this Rotary year. We plan to present at least one podcast per month during this year of Rotary service.

Feel free to let us know what you think or ideas on how we can better use this medium to benefit District 6000 and Rotary over all!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

 

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 50 June 24, 2019

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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

This year of service has raced by far too quickly.  It’s hard for me to believe that my year T1819_ENof service is coming to a close.  I think Club 27 is staged for its best year yet under President-elect Don’s exceptional leadership.

President-elect Designee, Doug Saltsgaver, shares his thoughts and observations on his Rotary experience and his recent attendance at the Rotary International Convention.  I also share some closing comments, too.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 49 June 17, 2019

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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

This week we have the wonderful opportunity to visit with our Executive Director, Kitte T1819_ENNoble who along with President-elect Designee, Doug Saltsgaver, has recently returned from the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.  Kitte shares her passion with Rotary and insights from this year’s Convention.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 48 June 10, 2019

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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

We’re highlighting the International Summit that took place on on Monday, June 10th as well as other opportunities to volunteer and support activities of our Club and other central Iowa Rotarians.

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

intro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

President Shawn’s Rotary Roundabout Episode 47 June 3, 2019

Posted by shawnpci in Change Leadership, Club 27, Good Stuff to Share, Rotary, Rotary Club of Des Moines Iowa, Rotary District 6000, Rotary International, Uncategorized.
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Hello Fellow Rotarians and Friends!

Our Club 27’s incoming president-elect, Doug Saltsgaver and Executive Director, Kitte Noble, are attending the Rotary International Meeting in Hamburg, Germany.  They are joined by another Club 27 member, Steve Morain and Steve’s wife and incoming District Governor, Erna Morain.

We’re also highlighting the newly announced panelists from our upcoming International Summit on Monday, June 10th.  Plan now to attend!

Thanks for all of the wonderful words of encouragement and support for Rotary Roundabout.  I very much appreciate them!

ntro and outro music:  KANSAS:  Questions of my Childhood; LEFTOVERTURE, Kirschner Records, 1976 (c)

NFPA 770 First Draft Meeting Underway In Milwaukee August 29, 2018

Posted by shawnpci in Fire Protection, Fire Systems, FSSA, Good Stuff to Share, NICET, Uncategorized.
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NFPA’s technical committee on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing
Systems is meeting  in Milwaukee, Wisconsin now through Thursday, August 30th.

The committee is following NFPA’s Standards Development Process.   Milestones that mark the committee’s progress after the conclusion of this first draft meeting are:

First Draft Report Posting Date: February 27, 2019

Second Draft
Public Comment Closing Date:  May 8, 2019

Second Draft Report Posting Date: January 22, 2020

Motions Committee Report (NITMAM)
NITMAM Closing Date: February 19, 2020

NITMAM Posting Date: April 1, 2020

Should no NITMAM’s be posted, this new standard could be released in the Spring of 2020.  If NITMAM’s are posted, then the release date would be after the NFPA Annual meeting in June of 2020.

 

To learn more about the committee and its progress click here.

Technical Committee Reviews To Review NFPA 770 Public Comments In Milwaukee August 27, 2018

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NFPA’s technical committee on Hybrid (Water and Inert Gas) Fire Extinguishing Systems will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin beginning on Tuesday, August 28 through Thursday, August 30th.

The committee is set to review, discuss and act upon the 82 public comments received on the Standard’s first draft.  The breakdown of public comments include:

Chapter 1 – Administration : 1 proposal
Chapter 3 – Definitions :2 proposals
Chapter 4 – General : 4 proposals
Chapter 5 – Components : 33 proposals
Chapter 6 – System Design Requirements : 2 proposals
Chapter 7 – Design-Total Flooding : 17 proposals
Chapter 8 – Design-Local Application :7 proposals
Chapter 10 – System Documentation : 3 proposals
Chapter 11 – Installation Requirements : 3 proposals
Chapter 12 – Acceptance Testing : 1 proposal
Chapter 13 – Inspection, Testing & Maintenance : 8 proposals
Annex A – Explanatory : 3 proposals

All NFPA Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. Please contact Yiu Lee, Project Administrator for
information on attending the meeting as a guest at 617-984-7683 or by email ylee@nfpa.org.

To learn more about the committee and its progress click here.

36th Annual FSSA Meeting Highlights Industry’s Best February 18, 2018

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Members gather for start of 36th Annual FSSA Meeting

The start of the Fire Suppression Systems Association’s 36th Annual meeting featured presentations by many of the industry’s best practitioners.   Opening keynote speaker, Jim Smith, Jr gave an inspirational presentation on  the value of not just going “to” the next level, but “beyond”.  His message infused personal stories of triumph and failure as well as video selections and quotable quotes from a variety of sources on breaking down barriers to achieving one’s best.  He further challenged the attendees by asking them to pair-up and share their greatest accomplishments, goals, barriers, and action plans with each other.

A new feature of this year’s Annual Meeting was the presentation of unique application solutions by four selected member installers.  ASSI presented their solution and approach to protecting gloveboxes with high-air flows; BFPE showcased how they installed air-sampling detection throughout a famous alabaster-colored house in Washington, D.C.; Orr Protection highlighted the challenges of installing watermist in an unusual location under movable auditorium seats and Protectowire presented the application of their new fiber-optic based linear heat detector in a large aircraft service hanger.

The day’s presentations also included technical and NFPA updates from Technical Chair, Dan Hubert and Technical Director, Tom Wysocki.

The final presentation by BFPE highlighted their approach to acquiring and retaining the best help in a competitive employment market.

The FSSA’s Annual Meeting continues through Tuesday, February 20th.

36th FSSA Meeting Set To Begin In Rancho Mirage February 17, 2018

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The 36th annual meeting of the Fire Suppression Systems Association is set to begin with one of the larger groups in attendance in the association’s history. President Helen Lowery is poised to welcome members and guests at the Omni Resort Las Palamas in Rancho Mirage, California,

36th Annual Meeting set to begin with evening Welcome Reception and Dinner

The busy four-day agenda includes presentations ranging from an economic outlook and forecast from Dr. Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics to FSSA technical committee activities and from installer presentations on challenging applications to an all-new supplier Expo.  And if that’s not enough, other presentations will offer updates on NFPA technical committee activities and insights on capitalizing on common system deficiencies.

The Fire Suppression Systems Association is a not-for-profit trade association, drawing members domestic and internationally and is comprised of a blend of designer/installers, manufacturers, consultants, academics, and suppliers working together to share ideas and strategies for the benefit of the fire suppression systems industry. FSSA members are dedicated to the highest level of safety, reliability and effectiveness of special hazards fire suppression.

Committee updates tout FSSA's industry influence

Committee updates tout FSSA’s industry influence

FSSA is dedicated to promoting use of, and being the recognized leader on, special hazard fire protection systems; employing existing and new technologies to safeguard people, high-value assets and the environment.  As a global reaching organization, they provide their members with support and guidance with many questions or issues that arise, with a strong united voice.

The 36th annual meeting continues through Tuesday, February 20th.